Derby County’s appeal against 12 point deduction for entry into administration adjourned | Football news

Derby County’s appeal against a 12 point deduction to enter administration was adjourned.

The Sky Bet Championship club, which received a points penalty in September after entering administration amid lingering financial woes, were due to appear this week before an independent arbitration panel.

A new hearing date has not been set.

An EFL spokesperson said: “The EFL can confirm that the appeal hearing date regarding the sports sanction imposed on Derby County for his entry into administration has been postponed.”

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The ten-a-side derby held on for a point at Millwall on Saturday

Derby’s fall in administration came with ex-owner Mel Morris accusing the coronavirus pandemic of exacerbating the club’s financial woes.

They fell to the bottom of the championship when their point deduction was imposed, but would come out of the relegation zone in 20th place if all 12 points were restored.

Wayne Rooney’s side have taken three wins and drawn in their 17 league appearances this season.

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Last month, US businessman Chris Kirchner announced plans to buy Derby, while former Rangers shareholders Sandy and James Easdale lead a Malaysian consortium and held talks with directors.

Derby administrators Quantuma said several interested parties had submitted “serious” offers for the club.

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